Liam McKechnie

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The Hon. Mr. Justice
Liam McKechnie
Judge of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
10 March 2010
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Mary McAleese
Judge of the High Court
In office
19 May 2000 – 10 March 2010
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Mary McAleese
Personal details
Born William Martin McKechie
(1951-04-16) 16 April 1951 (age 67)
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education Presentation Brothers College, Cork
Alma mater

William Martin McKechie (born 16 April 1951) is an Irish judge who has served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland since March 2010. He previously served as Judge of the High Court from 2000 to 2010.

He was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork, University College Cork and King's Inns. He was called to the bar in 1972 and became a Senior Counsel in 1987. He was elected chairman of the Bar Council in 1999, and was appointed as a Judge of the High Court in 2000. He holds a Master's degree in European law and presided over competition matters in the High Court.

In 2010 he was elected President of the Association of European Competition Law Judges, which represents judges from each of the 28 European Union member states. In June 2010, he was appointed to the Supreme Court, following the retirement of Hugh Geoghegan.[1][2]

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